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2014 Global Symposium on Connected Vehicles and Infrastructure

April 15, 2014

UMTRI hosted the 2014 Global Symposium on Connected Vehicles and Infrastructure, April 21-23, at the University of Michigan. More than 200 people attended the three-day event, which brought together leading industry, academic, and government experts to discuss and strategize how connected-vehicle technology is transforming the transportation industry.

Speakers and panel sessions explored a range of topics, among them recent advancements in connected-vehicle technology, policy, security, and privacy, connected infrastructure, energy and mobility, and connected-vehicle strategy, outlook, and next steps. Daniel Smith, senior associate administrator for vehicle safety at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), gave opening remarks.

A special workshop on Energy and Environmental Implications of Automated Transportation followed this year’s symposium. This workshop provided leading analysts in energy an opportunity for in-depth conversations on the research landscape. The energy workshop began at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, and concluded in the early afternoon on Thursday, April 24.

For information on the symposium program and energy workshop, please visit